Hypoxis goetzei Harms

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Hypoxis goetzei

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected at the old ZAF airport, Lilayi, Lusaka.

Hypoxis goetzei

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected at the old ZAF airport, Lilayi, Lusaka.

Hypoxis goetzei

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Cultivated at Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka from material collected at the old ZAF airport, Lilayi, Lusaka.

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Synonyms: Hypoxis esculenta De Wild.
Hypoxis rubiginosa Nel
Hypoxis turbinata Nel
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb; up to 30 cm. tall; rhizome hemispheric to subglobose; leaves 4-8, ternate, up to 40 × 2-8 cm., ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, hispid. Scapes 1-10, up to 30 cm. long, hispid; flowers 6-12, in cylindrical racemes 5-12 cm. long, tepals 12-21 × 4-8 mm, hispid outside, golden yellow. Capsule 5-9 × 3-5 mm, turbinate-obconic, circumscissile.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: goetzei: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree, perennial, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 309.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 91.

Nordal, I. & Zimudzi, C. (2001). Hypoxidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 8 - 9. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hypoxis goetzei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115530, retrieved 23 September 2017

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